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Stories from Friday, June 8, 2007

Hot weather brings onset of road maintenance (06/08/07)
CHARLESTON -- Warm weather for many means fun in the sun but for the Mississippi County Road and Bridge Department it means time to get to work. "It's getting warm enough to start working," Commissioner Martin Lucas said during the regular County Commission meeting Thursday...
Trash fire gets out of control (06/08/07)
Sikeston Department of Public Safety firefighters respond to a fire at the former Canedy Signs at 700 S. Kingshighway in Sikeston. The call for an illegal burn came in around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. It was discovered to be a trash fire that spread to a utility trailer which contained PVC pipe. The trailer was a total loss, and window panes were scorched on the rear of the vacant building...
PBR preparation (06/08/07)
Sikeston Jaycee Jimmy Ogden hangs sponsorship signs on the back of the bleachers Thursday night at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo grounds. The Sikeston Jaycee and Health Facilities Rehab Professional Bull Riding starts today at 7:30 p.m. and continues Saturday. Top bull riders will compete for over $25,000 in prize money...
Road issues tackled (06/08/07)
BENTON -- Plans for two Missouri Department of Transportation projects in Scott County are moving along. During Thursday's regular meeting of the Scott County Commission, Eric Krapf, an engineer with the department who is also project manager, updated the commissioners...
Bulls win home opener (06/08/07)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Bulls got back on the winning track in Thursday night's home opener at VFW Stadium, defeating Union City (Tenn.) 6-1. The victory snaps a three-game losing streak by the Bulls, all by one run apiece. Like they have done so far this year, pitching and defense came to the forefront for the team...
Wrap 'em up (06/08/07)
Sikeston football players go through tackling drills during camp this week. The final day of the football camp will be today at 2:45 p.m. Weightlifting sessions will continue through the summer from 6-10 a.m. There will be another football camp July 16-20 from 8:30-11 a.m...
Mabel Ferguson (06/08/07)
DEXTER - Mabel Ferguson, 87, died June 7, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Oct. 4, 1919, at Dexter, to the late Wiley and Ida Bell Carwile Gillis, she had lived most of her life in Dexter, where she was a member of the Church of Christ and had worked as a supervisor at the Stoddard County Sheltered Workshop before her retirement...
Freddie Smith (06/08/07)
DEXTER - Freddie Leon Smith, 80, formerly of Bernie, died June 7, 2007, at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Feb. 16, 1927, at Lockheart Ferry, Ark., to the late James Henry and Charlotte Barr McPike Smith, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II...
Thelma Robertson (06/08/07)
ELSBERRY -- Thelma Juanita Watson Robertson, 90, formerly of Bloomfield, died June 7, 2007, at Elsberry Healthcare Center. Born Jan. 3, 1917, at Bloomfield, to the late John and Atha Norton Bolin, she had been a resident of Elsberry since 1999. She married Earl Watson who preceded her in death...
Evan Bascombe III (06/08/07)
POPLAR BLUFF - Evan Fonda Bascombe III, 18, died June 4, 2007, at Current River in Ripley County. Born July 29, 1988, in Chicago, to Sharon Jamerson Winters of Poplar Bluff and Evan Bascombe Sr. of Chicago, he attended New Salem Baptist Church in Portageville. ...
Births (Published 6/8) (06/08/07)
SIKESTON - Danielle and Steven Pigg are the parents of their second child, second daughter, born at 11:14 a.m. April 30, 2007, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Hailey Ann Pigg weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Stephanie Rohmiller-Rose of Sikeston and Mike Watkins of Panama City, Fla...
Looking Back 6/8 (06/08/07)
SIKESTON - According to an Associated Press report, the Federal Communication Commission approved an application for the Sikeston Communication Broadcasting Company to start a radio station. SIKESTON - The quality of each bale of cotton is more important than ever before, Ernest Carpenter, purchasing director for Greenwood Mill, S.C., said Friday. Carpenter addressed the afternoon session of the Missouri Cotton Producers Association's 18th annual at the Holiday Inn...
Your view: Thanks (06/08/07)
Food Giant and the American Cancer Society would like to take this opportunity to thank the following businesses for making the first annual "Taste of Sikeston" successful. Applebee's, Cheers, Danny's Place, Madcoco Cafe, The Bottle Shop, Trisha's Catering, Susie's, Vanessa's, RSVP Catering, Grecian Steak House, Tami's BBQ, Rodchester's, RC Cola, Ralph Distributing, American Beverages, Garden Lane Nursery, Ameripride Linen Service, The Flower Patch, Paper Factory Outlet, Sam's Fine Jewelry, Prairie Farms Dairy, "IHOP" Blues Band and Standard-Democrat.. ...
Speakout 6/8 (06/08/07)
Mr. Editor, Why would anyone care? Recently I had an opportunity to have lunch at the Nutrition Center in Sikeston. While I was there I spoke with the administrator, YuVone Craig. She was telling me about the current renovation project. She was really excited. ...